Valencia shines with its own light in summer, yes. But that should not hide another reality: that the city of Turia also offers the best of itself when its beaches are emptied of bathers. It is then when the Valencian, the tourist and the student who comes from abroad discover one of their hidden faces, as beautiful or more than the bright one of the hottest months. Therefore, in this post we tell you what to do in the autumn in Valencia, either in the city itself or in its surroundings.
5 plans to enjoy autumn in Valencia
Nature, culture or the sea are some of the elements that will lead you to enjoy autumn in Valencia. Here are the best proposals to get in touch with the city and its surroundings during the first bars of your university course. They will help you get off to a good start and fall in love with the city!
1. A walk through the Marina of Valencia
The Marina of Valencia is one of the great attractions of the city, especially for lovers of the sea. And autumn is a good season to walk along its docks or sit down to have a drink in its premises, where an avant-garde atmosphere reigns that sets trends in the city. And although the crossings that depart from here are less numerous than in summer, it is still possible to join an excursion to other nearby ports, such as Gandía or Altea. In addition, at this time of year the main nautical event of the city is also celebrated: the Valencia Boat Show. And best of all: if you have your room at the Marina Real de Valencia university residence, all this will be two steps away!
2. Concerts in San Miguel de los Reyes
Autumn in Valencia sounds like live concerts. In September a new musical season begins to which the university students who have just arrived in the city join as a public to begin the course. There are numerous concert halls and large venues, as we already told you in our post dedicated to musical events in Valencia, but monuments and historical buildings are sometimes adapted for this use. An example is the monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes, in whose cloister stage and seats are set up for intimate performances by great figures of the musical scene.
3. In search of autumn colors in the Benifasar Tenure
Autumn lovers in Valencia, or in any other corner of the world, love this season for the magic of nature’s colors, especially the variety of tones that deciduous leaves offer before falling. Shades ranging from ocher to dark brown, through yellow, red or orange. To enjoy it to the fullest, the ideal is to take an excursion within the Valencian Community. In particular, the Benifasar Tenure, a natural park in the north of the province of Castellón characterized by its mixed forest. Here it is possible to find maples along with conifers and classic specimens of the Mediterranean climate. An explosion of colors for your eyes … And for your Instagram!
4. Enjoy the sunset in the Albufera
Autumn in Valencia also leaves us with spectacular sunsets, earlier and fresher, but with much redder hues. Above all, when a sheet of water at ground level amplifies it with its reflection. And that is precisely what you can experience in the Albufera de Valencia, where one of the most beautiful sunsets in Spain takes place. And also, it is a paradise for lovers of ornithology. Many are the routes that are proposed in this natural park during this period, in which the wintering of many migratory species begins. Arm yourself with good binoculars and don’t miss the show!
5. Autumn, marathon time
Finally, the end of autumn in Valencia is time to run: one of the most prestigious marathons in the world is held here, ideal for its flat route, for the spectacular surroundings in which it takes place and for the dedication of the Valencians who come. as a public. Therefore, if you also do running, you can sign up for these now legendary 42 km… or for other shorter distance events, such as the half marathon or the 10 km race.
We hope that our proposals to enjoy autumn in Valencia have been as useful as they are tempting. Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of our city during the autumn season. 🙂